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mittee on all candidates for judge run- ning in Cook County. Share them with co-workers, friends, neighbors and family members who are eligible to vote in the November 3 election. CBA Insurance Agency For more than 25 years, CBA Insurance Agency has provided outstanding service to members in securing legal malpractice insurance from a variety of top-rated car- riers. These companies include: Aspen, Attorney Protective, Axis, CNA, GenStar, Wesco, and many more. CBA Insurance Agency also offers general liability, cyber liability, health insurance, disability insur- ance, life insurance, wealth management, etc. For more information or to receive a no-obligation quote, please visit www. or contact Tyler Sill, Vice President of CBA Insurance Agency, at or 312-554-2077. Tyler is fully licensed and will be more than happy to answer your professional insurance coverage questions. Congratulations Cozen O’Connor attorney Anna Wer- muth has been elected a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Law- yers … Shanin Farmer is newly elected to the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation’s 2021 Board of Managers… CBA Young Lawyers Section Public Service Manager Kenneth Matuszewski has joined Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg’s IP practice group as an Associate Counsel… Ashley Pipal was named to the 2020 Best of the Best Top 10 in Illinois for Family Law Attorneys… Erin E. Clifford , a partner at Clifford Law Offices, was elected to the WTTW/ WFMT Board of Directors… O. Koplan Nwabuoku has joined Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale’s Chicago office as an associate in the Litigation practice group. The CBA Young Lawyers Section has created a Racial Justice Task Force led by Young Lawyers Section YLS Public Service Manager KennethMatuszewski , YLS Member Service Manager Martin Gould and YLS 2nd Vice Chair Chastidy


CBA Committee Chairs took part in a first-ever virtual orientation on August 5. Chairs received information on seminar planning, hosting virtual committee meetings, and more. Pictured on the Zoommeeting (from the top) are CBA Director of Continuing Legal Education Jennifer Byrne, Incoming CBA Executive Director Beth McMeen, CBA Membership Director Karen Stanton, Retiring Executive Director Terrence Murphy, CBA Legislative Committee Chair Tara Goodwin, CBA President Maryam Ahmad, and CBA Lobbyist Tom Suffredin.

2020 Justice John Paul Stevens Awards The 2020 Justice John Paul Stevens Award Luncheon will be held virtually this fall (date to be announced.) This year’s honorees include: Judge Marisol Her- nandez, Jennifer T. Nijman, Terrence M. Murphy, Zalldwaynaka (“Z”) Scott and Judge E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. To view the awards, register for a Zoom link at Questions? Email Angie Cruz at 16th Annual Pro Bono Week The CBA/CBF’s 16th annual Pro Bono Week activities will be held virtually this year from October 26-October 30. Pro Bono Week features a variety of outstand- ing programs including a virtual Pro Bono and Community Service Fair on October 29, featuring 40+ organizations that pro-

vide pro bono legal services to the public. The Fair introduces lawyers to a wide array of pro bono opportunities available through these outstanding organizations. The week’s programming will focus on how extraordinary times call for extraordi- nary commitment to our community and profession and also includes free CLE and social events. Look for more information about Pro Bono Week at chicagobarfoun- The Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee, chaired by Risa Lanier, fin- ished evaluating approximately 60 sitting judges running for retention on November 3. Go to votejudges to view the in-depth findings of the CBA’s Judicial Evaluation Com- JEC Releases Findings for November 3

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